September 30, 2014

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin & Southern has reopened an 11-mile line between Madison, Fitchburg, and Oregon, this week. The line serves a new Lycon sand plant in Oregon. The company purchased ... Read more
Metra Schmidt
CHICAGO – Riders on Chicago's commuter railroad now have more flexibility when traveling with their bicycles. Metra is revising its “Bikes on Trains” policy to replace bans during ex... Read more
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Santa Clara Metropolitan Transportation Commission has allocated $8 million in federal funding for the Valley Transportation Authority’s Mountain View Double Trac... Read more
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. been awarded a project to modernize traction equipment in 46 Intercity Express 2 high-speed trains by Germany's Deutsche Bahn AG. The company will replace the current gate tu... Read more
Tanks - Jeff Robertson
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. – Greenbrier has filed comments with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration supporting proposed new standards for tank cars carrying hazardous materials. Sp... Read more
SEPTA Michael T Burkhart
WASHINGTON – More than 2.7 billion trips were taken on U.S. public transportation in the second quarter of 2014, according to the American Public Transportation Association. Rail transit ridersh... Read more
POTTSVILLE, Pa. – The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway will offer a round trip excursion over Reading & Northern from Pottsville to Reading on Nov. 15. The trip will use the railroad’s two ... Read more
Electroliner Milwaukee
UNION, Ill. – The Illinois Railway Museum is moving ahead with a major fundraising effort to pay for the restoration of its former Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee Electroliner cars Nos. 801-... Read more
ACS64 Murray
WASHINGTON – Amtrak has awarded a 15-year technical support and spare parts supply agreement to Siemens its 70 new ACS-64 electric locomotives in operation on the Northeast Corridor. This is Sie... Read more
Metro-North Michael T Burkhart
NEW YORK – Metro-North Railroad and the city of Mount Vernon have agreed to work together to replace up to three bridges that carry vehicular traffic over Metro-North’s New Haven Line trac... Read more
CHICAGO – Chicago area commuter railroad Metra launched its annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest.. The theme for the 2014-2015 edition of the contest will be “Unplug for Safety: Look, Li... Read more
FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth Transportation Authority TEX Rail project has received a Record of Decision from the Federal Transit Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration. Th... Read more
GOT 556 Toronto ON Chris Guss photo
CHICAGO – Chicago area commuter agency Metra will acquire three former GO Transit F59PH locomotives to bolster its roster. The locomotives are former GO Transit Nos. 526, 530, and 532 and were c... Read more
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